06 Apr 2017 10:00am
OSHAKATI, 06 APR (NAMPA) The Swapo Party School wants to promote free debate through interactive discussions, the schools interim rector and former deputy prime minister Marco Hausiku has said.
Hausiku was addressing members of Swapos regional leaders from the northern regions of Oshana, Ohangwena, Omusati and Oshikoto at Oshakati here on Wednesday.
President Hage Geingob launched the school in May last year in Windhoek, and it has thus far organised two public lectures by Founding President Sam Nujoma and former President Hifikepunye Pohamba in the capital.
Hausiku told his audience the school has developed 12 critical thoughts in order to ensure interactive debates and discussions among members of the party to improve for the better.
These critical thoughts, according to Hausiku, include party members learning from each other through speaking to one another, sharing information and knowledge and getting to know each other.
He indicated that party members will be provided with documents of the 12 critical thoughts to read analytically and form their own views.
We urge members to study and internalise the critical thoughts, Hausiku stated, adding this will deepen the members listening skills and appreciation of other peoples views.
He also called on party members to remain a united force and to refrain from rumour mongering.
Nobody can build a party by resorting to rumour mongering; it is a bad seed causing us just division and failure, stated Hausiku.
Besides the main school in Windhoek, Hausiku said various party school centres will be established in the other regions with the aim to introduce the Swapo political programme, code of conduct and the constitution to the masses.
Each region is anticipated to identify three candidates for the first party school training which will be presented through a critical induction course in Windhoek on 19 April.